stand behind (someone or something)

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stand behind (someone or something)

1. Literally, to stand or position oneself to the rear of someone or something. Okay, Jake, you stand behind Samantha here in line. I think that's my blind date standing awkwardly behind the statue across the square.
2. To guarantee, ensure, or show one's steadfast support of someone or something, or for someone's or something's worth, ability, performance, etc. I'm very grateful to my husband, who always stood behind me during the inquest. If your own employees won't stand behind your new software, how can you expect uptake by the public?
See also: behind, stand
References in classic literature ?
Then the one who stands behind the throne answers: "This king, so great and powerful, must die, must die, must die
They are all dead--save only the Norman knight who stands behind you.
Nor was she entitled to complain of any remarkable singularity in her fate; for, in the town of her nativity, we might point to several little shops of a similar description, some of them in houses as ancient as that of the Seven Gables; and one or two, it may be, where a decayed gentlewoman stands behind the counter, as grim an image of family pride as Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon herself.
The source added that these "phenomenon and ideology which do not take into account the sanctity of humans, confirms that those stands behind it are far from Islam and its values.
Rawalpindi -- Director General ISPR, Major General, Asim Saleem Bajwa, says the nation stands behind Pakistan cricket team in their sensational clash with archrival India.
A PLANNED PS40m new "super school" for Neath Port Talbot in Baglan Bay, which has been approved this week by councillors, has been designed to fit in with the imposing hill, Mynydd Dinas, which stands behind it and which towers over the M4 at Port Talbot.
And it matters, it really matters - not because of the faces on the notes or the shape of the coins, but because of what stands behind it.
And Friday afternoon, with her father, Ken, sitting in UCLA's Easton Stadium stands behind the Long Beach dugout, the junior left fielder came through in a fashion that apparently didn't surprise those teammates and coaches.
And Dulcinea stands behind this process with a rare product guarantee.
The Basilian General Council did indeed approve this disbursement and stands behind its decision.
This person now stands behind me, looking over my shoulder.
Kellogg adds that his organization stands behind teaching cyberethics at a young age.
The image is of a young girl, radiant, bathed in the most exquisite light as she stands behind a torn screen door deep in a Kentucky holler.
All the firing archers stand on a make-believe firing line while the other team stands behind them.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) stands behind the governor's efforts to bring its federal awareness campaign to the state level.